Miscellanous

Victoria’s Birth Story

Victoria Claire Vallette was born on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:30 in the morning. Her birth story reminds me alot of Maria's birth. I was exactly 39 weeks pregnant. I had a doctor's appointment on Thursday afternoon. I was 2 cm and 60% effaced. I had been having prodromal labor (random --but real--contractions) for… Continue reading Victoria’s Birth Story

Faith, Motherhood, Real Talk

Eating My Words….Again

When I find something I love or believe in I talk about it incessantly. That’s sort of my thing....talking about my current obsession (like here or here orrrrrr here). I go on and on sharing how this one thing I’m doing is life changing and you should TOTALY try the thing too. I’m the thing’s… Continue reading Eating My Words….Again

Miscellanous

Maudry Porter

With five kids phone conversations are not easy. In fact, they’re almost impossible. Someone is always screaming in the background. Everyone is suddenly starving and needs a snack RIGHT. NOW. Over the years I’ve learned to postpone important conversations and reserve them for car rides (when all of the kids are strapped in and, thanks… Continue reading Maudry Porter

Real Talk

The EASY Way for Busy Moms to Lose Weight

Ok, pull up a chair because it's confession time. I do this stupid thing when I'm trying to lose weight (or make better food choices): I self sabotage and instead of eating better I obsess about food and then binge. Do you ever do this? Nighttime comes and I am starving and dreaming about chocolate… Continue reading The EASY Way for Busy Moms to Lose Weight

Faith

God Is Happy That I Suck!

I got some really crappy advice from a priest recently. Well, actually, let's back up. So, I had this little breakdown a few months ago (as I so frequently do) when I realized EVERY SINGLE ONE of my prayers (at their very core) could be boiled down to the same sentence: “Hey, God, I SUCK;… Continue reading God Is Happy That I Suck!